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PFT Live: Falcons talk with D. Orlando Ledbetter, PFT Planet calls and tweets

profootballtalk.com Updated 11 hours ago
The Falcons own the sixth pick in next month’s draft and they have sent some pretty clear signals about what direction they’d like to go with their top selection. They’ve been meeting with the top offensive tackles and defensive front seven players as t…
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  • Khalil Mack to visit with Falcons next week as well

    Khalil Mack to visit with Falcons next week as well

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Falcons went into this offseason hoping to put together a defense that makes more impactful plays than the 2013 version and they’re devoting a good chunk of next week to meetings with players that might help them do that. We’ve already seen reports …
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  • Falcons bringing Anthony Barr in for a visit

    Falcons bringing Anthony Barr in for a visit

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Depending on who drafts him, Anthony Barr figures to play multiple roles. So it makes sense that a defense that won’t commit to any one style is looking closely at the UCLA linebacker. According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitutio…
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  • Report: Ravens, Falcons, Patriots, Colts, Browns and Jets are h…

    Report: Ravens, Falcons, Patriots, Colts, Browns and Jets are heavily interested in Michael Sam

    yahoo.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Michael Sam is not expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming NFL draft. He may not be selected in the middle rounds. In fact, there is a chance Sam is not drafted at all. However, there are plenty of NFL teams very interested in him. The Baltimo…
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  • Jadeveon Clowney to visit Falcons next week

    Jadeveon Clowney to visit Falcons next week

    profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Back in February, Jadeveon Clowney said that he would love it if the Falcons traded up from the sixth pick to select him in May’s draft. He’ll have the chance to make the case in person next week. Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Clowney will vis…
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  • Falcons going to Auburn to see Greg Robinson

    Falcons going to Auburn to see Greg Robinson

    profootballtalk.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    As it stands, the Falcons have the sixth pick in the draft, though at this point, everyone is conditioned to expect them to move up. Their need for impact is such on both lines, that they’re making sure they know the top players on the board, just in ca…
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  • Time for Falcons to get a look at tackles

    Time for Falcons to get a look at tackles

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    Don't be surprised if Auburn tackle Greg Robinson's name surfaces in relation to workouts or visits conducted by the Atlanta Falcons over the next week or so. The Falcons definitely could target an offensive tackle if they keep the sixth overall pick in…
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  • Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draft

    Ten Questions as Atlanta Falcons Head for Draft

    ajc.com Apr 16 (3 days ago)
    Fans Anxious as Draft Draws Close Is It Inevitable? (AJC) The “2014 NFL Draft Spreadsheet” is still in the works, but should be finished very soon. It will certainly be done in plenty of time for the draft. Aiming for early next week at the latest. And …
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  • Falcons waive Saeed Lee, Adam Nissley

    Falcons waive Saeed Lee, Adam Nissley

    profootballtalk.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The Falcons waived defensive back Saeed Lee and tight end Adam Nissley on Tuesday, the club said. Lee and Nissley spent the 2013 season on injured reserve. The 23-year-old Lee signed with the Falcons last May after going undrafted out of Alabama State. …
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  • Falcons should find quality at No. 6

    Falcons should find quality at No. 6

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (4 days ago)
    The possibility still exists for the Atlanta Falcons to trade up or down in this year's NFL draft, as general manager Thomas Dimitroff has reiterated throughout the offseason. But if the Falcons keep the sixth overall pick, they should find an impact pl…
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  • Falcons take closer look at Montana's Tripp

    Falcons take closer look at Montana's Tripp

    ESPN.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Eventually, the Atlanta Falcons will have to addresss their depth at linebacker, considering how injuries affected the position throughout the 2013 season. The Falcons seem destined to draft a linebacker or two with 10 picks in this year's draft. The qu…
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  • Falcons taking pre-draft visits with pass rushers

    Falcons taking pre-draft visits with pass rushers

    profootballtalk.com Apr 14 (5 days ago)
    The Falcons came into the offseason with the plan to improve on both the offensive line and the defensive front seven, something that is expected to continue in the draft. With the sixth overall pick, the Falcons will be in good position to add help at …
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  • Report: Falcons work out Terrance West, Jordan Love

    Report: Falcons work out Terrance West, Jordan Love

    profootballtalk.com Apr 13 (5 days ago)
    A group of key Falcons decision makers reportedly took a closer look at a pair of Towson University products. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, head coach Mike Smith, G.M. Thomas Dimitroff and assistant G.M. Scott Pioli were among team officials att…
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  • Matt Ryan is glad Arthur Blank has his back

    Matt Ryan is glad Arthur Blank has his back

    Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan doesn’t necessarily agree with owner Arthur Blank that the team showed a lack of toughness by not sticking up for Ryan last year after he took a cheap shot from Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro. But Ryan was glad to hear Blank’s…
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  • Report: Falcons to host Jake Matthews

    Report: Falcons to host Jake Matthews

    A club in need of offensive line help selecting early in May’s draft will reportedly host one of the top offensive tackle prospects on a visit. According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, the Falcons will meet with Texas A&M tackle Jake Matthews during…
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  • Boise State's Lawrence visits Falcons

    Boise State's Lawrence visits Falcons

    ESPN.com Apr 11
    The Atlanta Falcons are continuing to do their homework on a variety of pass-rushers in preparation for the NFL draft. Boise State's Demarcus Lawrence, a defensive end/outside linebacker prospect, is in Atlanta for a visit, according to a league source.…
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  • Panthers sign S DeCoud to two-year deal

    Panthers sign S DeCoud to two-year deal

    ESPN.com Apr 10
    The Carolina Panthers have signed former Atlanta Falcons safety Thomas DeCoud to a two-year contract, the Panthers announced Thursday.
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  • Falcons add DBs Lowery, Wilson to secondary

    Falcons add DBs Lowery, Wilson to secondary

    The Atlanta Falcons addressed a position of need with the addition of veteran safety Dwight Lowery while also bringing in depth at cornerback with veteran Josh Wilson.
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  • Report: Falcons sign CB Josh Wilson

    Report: Falcons sign CB Josh Wilson

    The Falcons have added some experience at cornerback. According to Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet, Redskins corner Josh Wilson has reached a one-year deal with Atlanta. The 29-year-old Wilson has started every game in the last three seasons for Wa…
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  • Arthur Blank “bothered” at Falcons’ reaction to a hit on Matt R…

    Arthur Blank “bothered” at Falcons’ reaction to a hit on Matt Ryan

    During a game last season, Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro was flagged for a cheap shot on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Falcons owner Arthur Blank is still mad about that — and not just at Vaccaro. Blank told 680 The Fan that he was angered that none of R…
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  • Greg Jones visits the Falcons

    Greg Jones visits the Falcons

    At a time when the Falcons have no interest in a free-agent running back who recently landed on the market, they’re taking a close look at another running back who played in the same division. OK, he’s a fullback. But still a running back. Greg Jones vi…
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  • Safety becoming a priority for Falcons

    Safety becoming a priority for Falcons

    ESPN.com Apr 8
    If the Atlanta Falcons weren't considering drafting a safety high in next month's NFL draft, it definitely has to be under strong consideration now. They thought they found a starter in restricted free agent Rafael Bush from the New Orleans Saints, a pl…
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  • Saints couldn't afford to let Bush go

    Saints couldn't afford to let Bush go

    The New Orleans Saints’ first gamble didn’t pay off. They hoped to retain restricted-free-agent safety Rafael Bush at a discount rate of $1.4 million. But then the division-rival Atlanta Falcons swooped in and tried to steal Bush away from them. And tha…
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  • Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Line

    Atlanta Falcons Draft Outlook – Offensive Line

    ajc.com Apr 6
    Should Be “When,” Not “If” Falcons Go OL Will Robinson Be Headed to ATL? (AJC) Deciding which respective line, offensive or defensive, has been worse the last 6 years is an impossible argument. The pass rush has been miserable and the offensive line has…
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  • Video - DJ and Charles' mock draft 04:38

    DJ and Charles' mock draft

    Apr 18
    Daniel Jeremiah and Charles Davis take turns picking in the top 10 and deliver their latest mock draft. Is there a player who is slowly creeping his way up the draft board? Find out.
  • Video - NFL Nation Buzz: Falcons 01:04

    NFL Nation Buzz: Falcons

    Apr 12
    ESPN.com Falcons reporter Vaughn McClure says Jake Matthews is one name that keeps popping up as Atlanta enters the stretch run in preparation for the NFL draft.
  • Video - Who will win NFC South? 01:22

    Who will win NFC South?

    Apr 10
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made some big moves during the offseason, including hiring a new head coach, but will they be able to knock off the New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons?
  • Video - Roster Reset: Atlanta Falcons 02:30

    Roster Reset: Atlanta Falcons

    Apr 10
    Will the Atlanta Falcons be able to bounce back from a poor 2013 season? Willie McGinest and Rod Woodson discuss what it will take for the Falcons to get back on top of the NFC South.

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